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RE: XML 1.0 is simple. was: RE: almost four years ago....

On 15 Jun 2001 11:01:33 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> That's why the term "markup technologies" 
> was introduced to this list some years ago 
> and even became the name of a GCA conference 
> until someone noticed it didn't sell as well. 
> It keeps me from having to explain XML vs 
> SGML vs GML vs DSR.

I've never really been pleased with that usage of "markup technologies".
But then you probably remember that I've never been excited about SGML.

I'm making a different distinction, retreating back to the fundamentals
of what these tools do: marking up text with tags.  The rest is, well,
mostly gibberish.

> Nodes is nodes; properties is properties. 
> The Groves guys had it right. :-)

Not in my view.  Marked-up text is a lot more interesting to me than
nodes and properties.  Funny how we can cross one division just to
encounter another.